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Who is responsible for Kasur?

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The brutal rape and murder of an eight year old girl in Kasur is a tragedy of its own kind. While tragedies are often rated based on the number of casualties, sometimes the death of a single human can cause more grief and outrage than a calamity that killed hundreds. Thus the nature of a tragedy takes precedence over numbers. This is what has happened in the case of Zainab’s murder.

The reaction to the incident on social, print and electronic media has been strong. The Apex court has also taken suo motu notice of the incident. Politicians and celebrities have taken to Twitter to lodge their protest, calling the incident shocking, intolerable, inhumane and have demanded exemplary punishment for the culprit. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif visited the home of the grieving family under cover of night and the district police chief has been transferred. A joint investigation team has been constituted; however, nobody has taken responsibility for not being able to stop the crime yet. Nobody has apologised to Zainab’s family for not being able to protect her. The civil administration and police should have, at least owned up to their failure.

Now we await some incident which will inevitably divert the nation’s attention. Meanwhile, Munira Begum’s six year old daughter who........

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